INFANTS/TODDLERS/CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING AND THEIR FAMILIES
INFORMATION PROVIDES IS APPROPRIATE FOR PARENTS/FAMILIES AND PROVIDERS:
A number of organizations, including the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) have developed training materials for professionals for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
National Center for Cultural Competence for Health Care Professionals
Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange
Integrating Cultural Information into Clinical Practice
NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)
CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN WORKING WITH PEOPLE FROM REFUGEE BACKGROUNDS
The webpages are organized by language as well as by ethnic-American populations.
Information is provided for English-speaking professionals who provide services to families/parents who have infants/toddlers/children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Therefore, comparisons are made between spoken language characteristics between other languages and English. Information could be modified to contrast with any country’s instructional language.
Countries in which the language is spoken
Historical characteristics as well as immigration status in the United States
Characteristics of the Language
Acoustic characteristics of the language
Audiological information for parents in the language
Assessments in the language
Sign language in the countries in which the specific language is spoken
Early intervention provider and parent resources in the language
Listening and spoken language
Music/Children’s Songs in Language
Cognitive/Social Emotional information